The Poetry Business New Poets Prize

Closed, reopens October 2019. The New Poets Prize is a short collection competition for writers between the ages of 17 and 24 (inclusive). This prize runs alongside the renowned International Book & Pamphlet Competition organized by The Poetry Business, which has now been established for 32 years.

Entrants are invited to submit short collections of twelve pages of poems. Four outstanding collections will be selected to receive a year of support and mentoring led by Peter and Ann Sansom of The Poetry Business. The four winners will receive guidance on submitting to magazines and other competitions, and advice on moving their writing to the next level and publication. All four winning collections will be published by The New Poets List, an imprint of The Poetry Business, in 2019.

Other prizes include publication in the North magazine and two winners will receive a place on an Arvon residential of their choice in 2018/19. All four winners will also receive a subscription to the North magazine, and a launch reading organized by The Poetry Business.

2 thoughts on “The Poetry Business New Poets Prize

  1. I am a 16 year old young poet who highly intends on taking poetry further as it has been a core passion of mine. I will loved to be notified when this poetry competition is reopening during this year.

    Many thanks

    1. Hi Kakrah,

      Thanks for your comment! The New Poets Prize is open to 17-24 year olds so you will be able to submit a pamphlet of 12 pages of poems next year. In the past years, it has closed on or around 1 March and opened in the winter. I would suggest you check back to their website this winter.

      Best wishes,


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